By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff
The Louisiana Department of Revenue has announced automatic tax filing and payment deadline extensions as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Laura. Taxpayers may be eligible for the extensions if their homes, principal places of business, critical tax records or paid tax preparers are located in parishes that have been declared federal disaster areas. Tax returns and payments submitted by the extended deadlines will not be subject to interest or to late filing or payment penalties.
Taxpayers who are eligible for these extensions may also request relief for audit and litigation matters. However, if penalties or interest began accruing on the return or tax before August 24, 2020, the taxpayer will not be eligible for relief.
Extension to December 31, 2020. Returns and payments originally due between August 24, 2020, and November 2, 2020, are now due December 31, 2020, for the following:
- individual income;
- corporate income and franchise;
- partnership; and
- partnership composite.
Extension to November 30, 2020. Returns and payments originally due between August 24, 2020, and November 2, 2020, are now due November 30, 2020, for the following:
- severance; and
Declared disaster areas. Declared disaster areas include Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Grant, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lincoln, Natchitotches, Ouachita, Rapides, Sabine, Vermillion, Vernon and Winn parishes. If additional parishes are declared federal disaster areas, the Department will issue guidance to include those parishes in this relief. (News Release, Louisiana Department of Revenue, September 8, 2020).
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